Make your dream home a reality
Custom Home Builder in Harris County, TX
Your Vision Is Our Mission
Our Goal: Making your dream home come true
If you want to build your dream home, you may be feeling overwhelmed when you think about designing your own custom home.
Don’t let your dream home die because it appears overwhelming or you don’t know how to get started. Instead, partner with Design Tech Homes, view our custom home floor plans, and make us your trusted home builder in the Harris County area!
Getting your custom Harris County home is easy with our turnkey, one-stop-shop service.
Model home tours
Custom home seminar
Land and homesite evaluation
On-site, full-service financing
DESIGN / BUILD
Floor plan assistance
On-site, interior design service
Quality assurance certification
Walk-through and acceptance
Extended warranty coverage
Future remodeling services
As a family-owned business, we’re here for you
We know that choosing a custom home builder is a big step. No homeowner wants to partner with a contractor who does poor work or forgets them when issues arise.
Over 20 years of Quality Assurance
Lower your utility bills
Only custom builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by ENERGY STAR
Breathe a little easier
Only custom builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by Indoor airPLUS
Demand quality assurance
Only custom builder in Texas to undergo 3rd-party GUARDIAN™ certified inspections at 10 stages
Get peace of mind
Every home is built to last and covered under a 20-year limited structural warranty
Harris County, which includes the cities of Houston, Humble, Kingwood, Humble, Bellaire, Pasadena, Spring, and others, is located in Southeast Texas and is the most populous county in Texas.
Established in 1837 and home to more than 4.7 million people, Harris County has everything you need: culture, style, the arts, sports, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, nature, parks, water coastline, job opportunities, and much more.
If you are looking for a place for your new home that is bustling with activity and has potential for growth, then Harris County is a great place to start!
Harris County has specific requirements pertaining to zoning, building, and construction to better ensure residents’ safety and protect property values. You can read and learn more about the specific county codes by clicking here.
Depending on which city you are building in, you will also need to obtain building permits from the city as well. But don’t worry – you can have peace of mind knowing the team at DTH takes care of all of this for you.
At Design Tech Homes, we go the extra mile to make sure your home is exactly what you want. As your local Harris County home builder, we understand that it’s the custom details that really make your house a home. We meet and exceed all energy efficiency standards to ensure your home is as environmentally friendly and affordable as possible. We won’t make you choose between comfort and safety or functionality and beauty.
We provide turnkey home building services in Harris County that can take you from an empty lot to the home of your dreams and everything in between. We offer you numerous customization options to make sure your home is just right. We offer warranties on both the workmanship and the structure of your home and our homes are 100 percent Energy Star-certified.
Water, wastewater, and solid waste services are available in most of the Harris County cities. Most Texas residents can choose their own electricity provider from a wide range of providers such as Centerpoint, Cirro Energy, TXU, Change Energy, or Champion Energy. Phone service is available from At&T, Sprint, Verizon, or Pioneer. Internet services are available through Dish Network, Xfinity, Earthlink, and AT&T.
There are multiple school districts serving Harris County. Many of the cities have their own school districts as follows:
- Aldine ISD
- Alief ISD
- Barbers Hill ISD
- Channelview ISD
- Crosby ISD
- Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
- Deer Park ISD
- Galena Park ISD
- Goose Creek ISD
- Houston ISD
- Huffman ISD
- Humble ISD
- Klein ISD
- La Porte ISD
- New Caney ISD
- North Forest ISD
- Pasadena ISD
- Sheldon ISD
- Spring Branch ISD
- Spring ISD
- Tomball ISD
As well as a range of other private and YES Preparatory schools, colleges, and several universities.
As home to the City of Houston and the third most populous county in the United States, you will never run out of things to see and do in Harris County! Popular points of interest are:
- Space Center Houston
- Houston Zoo
- NASA control & training facility
- The Museum of Fine Arts
- Downtown Aquarium
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- And much more…
- The Galleria
- River Oaks Shopping Center
- The Shops at Houston Center
- Memorial City Mall
- The Shops at Memorial Heights
- And many more…
- 100 Acre Wood
- Bane Park
- Spring Creek Park
- Stahl Preserve
- Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
- Mercer Botanic Gardens
- Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
- Plus many city, county, and sporting parks…
Don’t work with just any custom home builder in Harris County when planning your dream home. You deserve a team that cares about your needs and desires, and that is one of the many things that make us here at Design Tech Homes stand out from other home builders in the area. We listen when you speak and use the information you give us to craft our approach, which is how we give you exceptional results. Building a home is no small choice, and we will treat you the way we would want someone to treat us: like family.
We serve the following Harris County zip codes: 77002, 77004, 77003, 77006, 77005, 77008, 77007, 77010, 77009, 77012, 77011, 77014, 77013, 77016, 77015, 77018, 77017, 77020, 77019, 77022, 77021, 77024, 77023, 77026, 77025, 77028, 77027, 77030, 77029, 7703, 77031, 77034, 77033, 77036, 77035, 77038, 77037, 77040, 77039, 77042, 77041, 77044, 77043, 77046, 77045, 77048, 77047, 77050, 77049, 77051, 77054, 7705, 77056, 77055, 77058, 77057, 77060, 77059, 77062, 77061, 77064, 77063, 77066, 77065, 77068, 77067, 77070, 77069, 77072, 77071, 77074, 77073, 77076, 77075, 77078, 77077, 77080, 77079, 77082, 77081, 77084, 77083, 77086, 77085, 77088, 77087, 77090, 77089, 77092, 77091, 77094, 77093, 77096, 77095, 77098, 77099, 77204, 77217, 77249, 77248, 77251, 77266, 77268, 77271, 77284, 77336, 77339, 77338, 77345, 77346, 77357, 77373, 77375, 77377, 77379, 77383, 77389, 77388, 77396, 77401, 77410, 77429, 77433, 77447, 77450, 77449, 77484, 77493, 77503, 77502, 77505, 77504, 77507, 77506, 77521, 7752, 77530, 77522, 77532, 77536, 77546, 77547, 77562, 77572, 77571, 77586, 77587, 77598, and other surrounding zip codes and towns.
“I would like to say how wonderful Design Tech has been to our family. The whole process is focused on customer service from the sales department, to closing, and then to the builder. Pete and I have never built a home before so we were very nervous when we started this process… and I must say I would refer DTH over and over. Pete and I could not have asked for a better builder. DTH could not have chosen better employees! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!”
“We have been in our Design Tech home for about a year now and have no complaints. Everything turned out like it was supposed to be. Our sales guy, construction guy, and finance gal were there holding our hands during whole process. I really liked the inspections, everytime I turned around I was getting another inspection report so I know it was built right. My brother is about build his new home and will be using these folks also.”
“We are currently building a home through Design Tech. The site manager is very respectful and addresses any concerns we have. Design Tech’s new Main Street America gives home builders an opportunity to see the latest technology. The owner of the company offers a free home building seminar for anyone building a custom home (not just those who choose Design Tech). In the beginning DTH worked with us to get the price of the home within our budget and as of now the home is set to be finished within the original time frame. DTH also explored different possibilities with us like Geothermal AC/heating, tankless water heaters, and other engineering ideas that would make our home more energy efficient.”
Do I have to own land?
In order to execute an agreement to build your home, you will need to have a property either owned or under contract to close, soon.
Does Design Tech Homes own any lots that I can buy?
We are a custom home builder that has specialized and one of the first to introduce the “Build on your Land” concept. We currently do not own any lots or land for you to purchase, however, we are constantly looking for available properties to purchase and this may change in the future.
Do you help us find land?
Our sales team can assist you in finding a Realtor® to help you locate a property to purchase.
What are Site Costs?
Site costs include things that are not part of the structure, things that allow your home to be built on the property, and things that provide utility services to the home. Site Costs may include, but not limited to, such things as Septic/Sewer, Water-line/Water Wells, electrical service to the home, driveways, sidewalks, culverts, additional grading material, additional foundation height, etc.
Are Site Costs included in your base prices?
Site costs are estimated during our initial site visit with you, your sales consultant, and the Construction & Area Managers; and then added to the cost of the project.
Can I do my own Site work?
You may perform certain site work on your property; in fact, most of the site work can be done by the land owner. We have specific guidelines to follow to ensure certain site work is performed properly. Your sales consultant can explain and help guide you through this process.
What is the average price per square foot for a custom home?
Custom Home Pricing includes a wide variety of variables that can dramatically affect the price of the project, so it is virtually impossible to quote an average. One small example: let’s compare a 50×50 home which has 2,500 square feet; but so does a 25×100 home. However, the 50×50 home only has 200 LF of frame and slab, when the 25×100 home has 250 LF. So, without even upgrading anything, you already have 50 LF more of framing, flooring, sheetrock, etc. So although it may be frustrating and appear your sales consultant is trying to dance around the question, he/she cannot answer it without knowing everything there is to know about the entire project, before pricing. We run about $120-$160/sf on average.
Can I provide my own materials, such as light fixtures or appliances?
You can select certain materials for your home; however, because we warrant your home and the installation of the materials, we must purchase them for you and have them installed by our vendors (i.e. trades, workers, laborers). If there are certain things you want, please consult with your sales consultant, immediately. Chances are, we carry the same product in our selection line or at least something very comparable.
I know several people that do certain things, like electricians and plumbers, can I use them?
All of our vendors must pass rigorous company guidelines to ensure your home is being built by the highest quality craftsman or licensed professions in the field. However, if you do have a specific vendor you’d like for us to use, please consult with you sales person, immediately, and he/she can get them in touch with the department that handles certifying all our vendors.
I want to finish my own interiors, will you build unfinished spaces?
We do construct unfinished spaces, such as future bonus rooms in attics, etc. However, we cannot construct an unfinished space in any area that would be considered as part of the livable square footage of the home. Please consult with your sales person and they can help guide you through this process.
Do you build GREEN?
Most of the materials used today in residential construction must be “green” per IBC’s (International Building Codes). For example, all paints must be free of or have very low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). And, virtually all lumber is made from forest where they practice re-planting. If you have specific questions about any material, please consult with your sales person.
What if I want to use foam insulation instead of your BIB® system?
We build to the highest energy levels per the Energy Star Certified Program®. In fact, we are typically the only “custom builder” listed on the Houston or San Antonio area per their web site. Therefore, we feel the BIB® System is a proven method of insulation. However, yes, we will use foam insulation if you still feel you would like it in place of the BIB® System. Your sales person can price this for you.
Can I include a pool in my plans?
Yes – we can assist you with including a pool in your project. We do not construct pools; however, we can work with your pool contractor and incorporate it into the project. You should consult with your lender, if financing, to ensure they will allow this to occur.
Do I have to sell my house first?
Most of our clients do not have to sell their current home before starting the construction process. This will be a topic to discuss with the construction lenders that you consider using.
How long does it take from start to finish?
Currently about 10-12 months from signing a contract to move-in. Location and size of project can vary timing.
Do you work on Allowances or a Fixed Cost?
We are a fixed cost builder. Initially we have some allowances as place holders in our contract, but once all selections are finalized, we offer a fixed cost for the entire project.
What is your warranty on the home?
1 year builder “bumper-to-bumper” warranty, ACES Warranty, Manufacturer’s Warranties
Do you handle the HOA/Architectural Control Committee approvals? What about Permits?
Yes. We will submit for, coordinate, and handle all aspects of obtaining approvals, permits, and any surveys needed.
Can you give me some references?
Absolutely. We can share references of clients in different stages of the process, as well as those with completed homes.
What if something doesn’t turn out right, or needs to be changed during construction?
We always want you to be completely satisfied. We will always do what is right, and help you get exactly what you want. We can make changes during construction if required, and is not uncommon for adjustments to be considered. “Whatever it takes!” is our perspective.
How many homes has DTH built?
Years in business? We have built nearly 3000 homes in Texas over the past 23 years.
Build Your Dream Home!
Everyone deserves to have a home that is right for them, and that is what you can get when you hire us for your project. If you’re ready to make Harris County your new home, we can help. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.